Arunachal Pradesh home minister Kumar Waii
Arunachal Pradesh home minister Kumar Waii|File image

Arunachal CM never told me about cabinet meet: Home minister

Kumar Waii also says he was unaware of firing orders and any additional requisition of forces during the recent violence over PRC in the state

Damien Lepcha

Itanagar: In major twist of events, Arunachal Pradesh home minister Kumar Waii has alleged that the chief minister and his office never communicated the cabinet meeting that was convened in the civil secretariat on Monday to him.

As per Waii, although he initiated the cabinet and all-party meeting on Saturday, he was, however, kept out of the crucial meeting on Monday.

The home minister also said that he was unaware of the firing orders and of any additional requisition of forces during the stage of the ongoing PRC movement. Three people were allegedly killed in the police firing.

"Though unaware of the happenings, my best effort was to control the law and order situation in the capital Complex under the ambit of state police and administration," said Waii.

Waii added that best efforts are being made for restoration of basic public services, including the restoration of communication system like telecom, Internet and transportation facilities in the state.

He further appealed the general public as well as the protesting organisations to maintain law and order and peace while demonstrating or initiating a democratic movement of any kind. Waii also expressed deep condolences to the family members of the deceased.

Meanwhile, normalcy has returned to the capital complex area as there was no reports of any violence till the filing of the report.

Although most of the shops remained closed and vehicles remained off the roads, movement of public could be seen. Prices of food and other necessary commodities have sky-rocketed.

The curfew was also removed from 5 pm while train services would resume only from Wednesday, said officials.

Meanwhile, Internet services still remain suspended till the filing of this report.